WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former religion teacher at a Catholic high school in suburban New York is being accused of having sexual encounters with a 14-year-old male student.
The Westchester County district attorney's office says 27-year-old Amanda Isles, of Moss Landing, Calif., was arraigned Wednesday on rape charges.
The former teacher at Archbishop Stepinac High School faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. The alleged incidents happened in Eastchester between June and July.
The Journal News says Isles' lawyer, Clinton Calhoun, claims his client willingly returned to New York after learning of the charges and was not a flight risk.
Bail was set at $75,000. She's due back in court Dec. 14.
The school said the alleged incidents happened after the teacher's employment ended and they are cooperating with the investigation.